SECI Issues Amendments For its 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Scheme For Govt Buildings

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments and clarifications for the implementation of 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar PV system scheme for government buildings in different states/union territories of India under RESCO/CAPEX model.

SECI Rooftop Solar Scheme

Besides amendments to the provisions and guidelines of the RfS document, SECI has also extended the bid submission deadline from March 27, 2019, to April 11, 2019. The techno-commercial bids will be opened on the following day i.e. April 12, 2019.

Key Amendments:

1. The bidding process which was initially divided into two categories i.e. General State category and Special State category has now been divided into four zones i.e Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone-3 and Zone 4. In a particular zone, there will be only one price for all the bidders in CAPEX Model PART-A, one price for all the bidders in CAPEX Model PART- C (Rs per kWp: Project Cost) and similarly there will be only one price for RESCO Model (Rs per kWh: Tariff).

2. In Part-A of the RfS which allocated 10 MW of rooftop capacity under capex model, split between the General State Category (7.275 MW) and Special State Category (2.725 MW) has been amended for the four zones. Zones 1, 2 and 3 have been allocated 9 MW capacity and Zone 4 has been allocated 1 MW.

3. In Part-B of the RfS which allocated 85 MW of rooftop solar capacity under resco model, split between the General State Category (78.75 MW) and Special State Category (6.25 MW) has been amended for the four zones. Zones 1, 2 and 3 have been allocated 76.5 MW capacity and Zone 4 has been allocated 8.5 MW.

4. The maximum allowable fixed tariff for the resco part for the 25 year PPA agreement has also been amended;

For Zone-1 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 3.50

For Zone-2 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 3.64

For Zone-3 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 3.95

For Zone-4 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 2.50

5. In Part-C of the RfS which allocated 2.5 MW of rooftop capacity under capex model, split between the General State Category (1.75 MW) and Special State Category (0.75 MW) has been amended for the four zones. Zones 1, 2 and 3 have been allocated 2.25 MW capacity and Zone 4 has been allocated 0.25 MW.

6. The size of each project shall now be in the range from above 25 kWp to 500 kWp under Part-A, range from 1 kWp to 500 kWp for Part-B and 1 kWp to 25 kWp for Part-C only. Under Part-C, the successful bidder/developer can execute the project above 25kWp. In this case, the lowest L-1 Price of both Part-A and Part-C shall prevail.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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